Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thanksgiving at Nascondiglio di Bacco

28 Nov.
Doreen with the 20 lb turkey trussed up
Yes, there was one other male presence:  Graziano

A great weekend is coming to an end after a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner here at the B&B.  We were blessed with visits from expat americans from as far away as Florence, Todi, and Spello.  Everyone pitched in with the cooking of traditional dishes like a 9 kg turkey, corn and polenta souffle, pecan pie, stuffing, mashed potatoes and a few things made from our homegrown fruit, like a quince pound cake and a persimmon upside down cake.  Wines were pouring freely and were from 3 countries with my highlight being my last bottle of 1997 Dunn Howell Mt cabernet.  Thanks Mr. Dunn for that gem!
Doreen and Naomi a tavola

Naomi from Florence
Brenda and Doreen

Brenda, Doreen and Lisa
Bacco met a new girlfriend who had her way with him as she outweighed him by 7 kg.  They had a blast playing and I don't think there will be any forthcoming puppies?

Beatrice and Bacco
I led a tour of the winery for everyone with a tank tasting and hopefully the young wines made a good impression on my sommelier friends.
Today, everyone slept in and then we lunched on turkey soup from the stock made the night before.  It was a nice touch of americana in the Marches.  Thanks to all for making the journey and making the weekend special!

1 comment:

Richard Badalamente said...

Sounds delightful. Glad you had good friends, good food, good wine.